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The Japan News: Late President Reagan, Others Honored for Work in Winning Reparations for Japanese Americans

Ronald ReaganThe Japanese American Citizens League has posthumously awarded President Reagan the Ralph Carr Award for granting reparations to Japanese American incarcerated during World War II, reports The Japan News.

Ralph Carr is the former governor of Colorado who’s vocal opposition to the incarceration camps during World War II cost him his political career.

Others to receive the award Friday night were Jim Wright, 90, who was Speaker of the House and Glenn Roberts, 66, an aide to then Rep. Norman Mineta who drafted the 1988 act.

Under the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, about 60,000 Japanese Americans each received $20,000 as an apology from the U.S. government for being forced to live behind barbed wire during World War II simply because of their ethnicity.




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